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Ulkun-Tumsuk cape

Taras Shevchenko. Ulkun-Tumsuk cape

Taras Shevchenko. Ulkun-Tumsuk cape. Stained paper, pencil (16 × 29,8 cm). Ulkun-Tumsuk. [13 – 19. VIII 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 494.

Lower left – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: C[ape] Ulkun-tumsuk. Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 71.

Cape Ulkun-Tumsuk or Ulken-Tumsyk (which means "great cape"), is located on the western shore of the Aral Sea, now – Kara Kalpak Republic.

Dated by residence time of anchoring schooner near cape Ulkun-Tumsuk during a storm [see "Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 48 – 49].

In the literature is found under the title: "Cape Mulkun-Tuzhuk" [A. Novitsky, Taras Shevchenko as a painter, Lviv – Moscow, 1914, p. 56, № 234], " Ul-kun-tunsuk" ["Catalogue of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities", Chernigov, 1900, II, p. 180, № 256].

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 256, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

E. A. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 188 (image), p. 65 (note).

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